ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White
ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

GROG SHOP STYLE MUTTON CHOPS















GROG SHOP STYLE MUTTON CHOPS
Grog is a colloquial name for cheap distilled alcohol or liquor. It is also known as the ‘Country Stuff’. This liquor is mostly sold in small unlicensed dinghy, shanty like shops which are known as Grog Shops. These grog shops or toddy shops catered to a lower class clientele. The grog was distilled liquor that was very strong and over time, burnt their tongues and palates. Even the snacks and short eats sold at these outlets such as mutton pepper chops, masala chops, Beef Fry, Goat liver fry, tripe curry, chicken masala fry, fried masala fish, fried prawns, omelettes, etc, etc are also oily, spicy and fiery. They were always dry dishes or semi dry dishes served in small saucers and no accompaniments such as bread or rice were served with it. More over no specific recipe was followed and the same masala or ingredients are used for almost all the dishes whether, chicken, meat or fish


Here is a recipe for a Grog Shop style Mutton Chops. Its quite pungent so decrease the ingredients according to one’s taste

Serves 6     Preparation Time approx 1 hour
Ingredients
½ kg Mutton /Lamb Chops (Flatten them) or 1 rack weighing 500 grams
4 big onions sliced
2 green chilies slit lengthwise
2 teaspoons chillie powder (depending on how spicy one likes)
1 teaspoon pepper powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
A Few Curry leaves
3 tablespoons oil

Marinate the chops with all the above ingredients and keep aside for one hour.
Heat oil in a suitable pan and sauté the onions till golden brown. Add the marinated chops and mix well. Cook the chops with sufficient water till tender. Keep cooking on low heat till  the meat is a nice brown colour and the gravy thickens. 

Serve hot with bread or rice.

GROG SHOP STYLE MUTTON CHOPS















GROG SHOP STYLE MUTTON CHOPS
Grog is a colloquial name for cheap distilled alcohol or liquor. It is also known as the ‘Country Stuff’. This liquor is mostly sold in small unlicensed dinghy, shanty like shops which are known as Grog Shops. These grog shops or toddy shops catered to a lower class clientele. The grog was distilled liquor that was very strong and over time, burnt their tongues and palates. Even the snacks and short eats sold at these outlets such as mutton pepper chops, masala chops, Beef Fry, Goat liver fry, tripe curry, chicken masala fry, fried masala fish, fried prawns, omelettes, etc, etc are also oily, spicy and fiery. They were always dry dishes or semi dry dishes served in small saucers and no accompaniments such as bread or rice were served with it. More over no specific recipe was followed and the same masala or ingredients are used for almost all the dishes whether, chicken, meat or fish


Here is a recipe for a Grog Shop style Mutton Chops. Its quite pungent so decrease the ingredients according to one’s taste

Serves 6     Preparation Time approx 1 hour
Ingredients
½ kg Mutton /Lamb Chops (Flatten them) or 1 rack weighing 500 grams
4 big onions sliced
2 green chilies slit lengthwise
2 teaspoons chillie powder (depending on how spicy one likes)
1 teaspoon pepper powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
A Few Curry leaves
3 tablespoons oil

Marinate the chops with all the above ingredients and keep aside for one hour.
Heat oil in a suitable pan and sauté the onions till golden brown. Add the marinated chops and mix well. Cook the chops with sufficient water till tender. Keep cooking on low heat till  the meat is a nice brown colour and the gravy thickens. 

Serve hot with bread or rice.

Monday, November 7, 2016

CHEESE STRAWS - AN OLD ANGLO-INDIAN TEA TIME TREAT













CHEESE STRAWS

Flakey Cheese Straws were popular tea time snacks in the olden days. Here’s an easy recipe for simple Homemade Cheese straws with a hint of pepper to bring on the nostalgia. This recipe and lots of other Anglo-Indian Tea Time Snacks are featured in my Cookery Book A Collection of Simple Anglo-Indian Recipes. 

Ingredients

500 grams flour
1 teaspoon salt
250 grams butter or margarine
5 tablespoons water
250 grams cheese shredded
1 tablespoon pepper powder
Oil for frying

Sift the flour, salt and pepper powder together. Empty into a bowl and add the butter, and cheese. Mix lightly with a fork. Now add the water a little at a time until the flour is moistened and forms a ball. (Add a little more water if requied). Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out into a rectangle shape about ¼ inch thick. Cut the dough into 3 inch stips.
Place these strips on an ungreased baking tray and bake at 150 degrees C for 10 minutes or until the cheese straws are golden and puff up.

Alternately, heat oil in a pan and deep fry the strips till golden brown. Drain and serve.